BOARD OF DIRECTORS
CAMILLE MCKINNEY, Leadership Coach and Consultant
Camille McKinney is a leadership coach, speaker and business process consultant at Leveraged Leaders, where she is hired by professional women who want to advance in their career or business without sacrificing who you are or what's important to you in other areas of your life. She brings her experience in leadership, Emotional Intelligence, performance consulting and training to support leaders in revealing your hidden potential by becoming more of who you are as a leader, both in business and in life.
Before becoming a Consultant and Professional Leadership Coach, Camille worked for over 25 years as a training and performance consulting professional in the banking and healthcare industries, most recently where she led a team of sales training professionals. Camille’s commitment to demonstrating effective leadership and empowering her team to be their best resulted in Great Place to Work employee engagement scores of 100% two years in a row!
She has a degree in Business Management and has completed Coach U’s Core Essentials and advanced coaching programs. She is a licensed facilitator of Corporate Coach U's Coaching Clinic™, a training program that is delivered as part of a comprehensive, interactive learning experience, Empowering Performance Through Coaching.
Camille is also a certified facilitator for Linkage’s Advancing Women Leaders Academy, a nine-module learning experience, delivered on site, that seeks to equip women with actionable steps and practices to address the barriers that impede their advancement in the workplace.
John R. Volturo, CPC, ELI-MP, MBA
John is a former C-suite executive. Having previously worked at startups and publicly traded companies, as a Performance Coach John coaches CEOs and high-performance individuals to clarify vision, build complementary leadership teams, use clear and concise communication and to lead with authenticity with their employees, investors, and other stakeholders. John also conducts workshops on Corporate Diversity and Culture, with a specific focus on the LGBTQ+ community inclusion.
John acts as a mentor to the L.A. tech community through his work at AmplifyLA, and is also a member of Los Angeles Lesbian & Gay Chamber of Commerce (LAGLCC), Vistage Executive Speaker network, CMO Council, Junto Institute, Digital Marketing, International Coaching Federation L.A. and the digital CMO Network. John is passionate about Feeding America’s children.
SARAH KHAMBATTA, PCC, Business and Career Coach
Immediate Past President
Sarah Khambatta is the founder of Dreams Transform Reality Coaching; a company committed to clients getting massive results in their businesses and careers by expanding their confidence, capacity and leadership skills. Sarah’s clients range from Executives and Managers to Creative Strategists at companies such as Google, Amazon, Deutsch Los Angeles, PMK•BNC, Vladimir Jones, Venables Bell & Partners, Goodby, Silverstein and Partners, and Merck.
Sarah has diverse clients ranging from CEOs and Presidents, marketing strategists and designers, hi-tech startups, as well as coaches and consultants. She coaches her clients to create powerful relationships, turning challenges into opportunities with compassion and confidence, becoming true leaders in their own lives. Her clients have results such as tripling their profits, claiming new careers, accepting offers for raises or bonuses they previously let slip by, increasing their company’s net worth by inventing new company-wide procedures and booming in their own dream business.
Prior to Coaching, Sarah was the General Manager of two large live theatres and an outdoor venue bringing theatre to Broadway and from Broadway to Los Angeles. She managed creative productions with Hollywood and NY Talent while collaborating with Directors, Producers, and Performers. Now she coaches artists and people to implement their vision and become the biggest version of themselves in reality.
Sarah is a graduate of Bard College in New York, receiving her BA in Theatre and Dance. She received her International Coaches Federation credential as a (PCC) Professional Certified Coach through the accredited coaches training program, Accomplishment Coaching. To connect with Sarah, visit www.dreamstransformreality.com
RACHEL KARU, MS, ACC, Coach, Speaker, Author
Rachel Karu’s quest for purpose and passion led her to create Stepping into More – A personal and professional development company dedicated to supporting clients to unleash their purpose and passion in order to live a fulfilling and empowering life! An experienced coach, speaker, trainer, and singer with over 19 years’ experience, she energizes her clients and creates an affirming environment for personal and professional transformation. Prior to launching Stepping into More, Rachel served as Human Resources Manager at EMI Music Distribution and the Manager of Organization Development and Training at Easton Sports, Inc.
Rachel earned a Master’s of Science in Counseling for Business, Industry, and Government and a Bachelor of Science in Business with a specialization in Human Resources. She achieved her Coaching Credential through the International Coaching Federation and is a Certified Strengths Coach with the Marcus Buckingham Company. Rachel is certified/qualified in a variety of assessment tools including the Myers Briggs Type Indicator and Standout (strengths based assessment).
Rachel’s personal journey as a Recovering Perfectionist inspired her to create Stepping into More. Rachel’s perfectionism paralyzed her from pursuing her passion for singing for over 20 years until a car accident changed everything.
This series of events led Rachel back into performing, publishing her autobiographical self-help book - Stepping Into More – Lessons from a Recovering Perfectionist (http://tinyurl.com/steppingintomore), and producing her CD of songs - Stepping Into More (http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rachelkaru).
Clients include: Facebook, Intel, Cisco, AECOM, Raytheon, United States Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Allergan, Philips, Braille Institute, Mattel, Viacom, Fox Entertainment, and Disney/ABC Media.
Rachel served as the chairperson for the Association for Talent Development’s Westside special interest group for over ten years.
Rachel is happily married for over 29 years and has two amazing children who continue to be her best teachers on a daily basis. www.steppingintomore.com
EDITH HAMILTON, MBA, CPCC, ACC
As an executive coach, consultant and facilitator, Edith is creative, bold, direct yet kind, and effective in producing high-performance results with both individuals and teams. She combines her background in finance, operations and process improvement with coaching skills to serve as a catalyst that speeds and evokes transformation.
With 25 years as a Director, VP, Operations-CFO and later an entrepreneur in the healthcare, IT, transport and service sectors, Edith often works with finance and operations leaders who face expanding responsibilities, transitions or new challenges. For me, “the power and the joy in coaching comes from creating a safe and courageous space where vision and skills quickly blossom, and where teams grow in trust, clarity and commitment.”
Edith earned her MBA at Columbia University and holds a B.A. in English from Queens College, along with a Six Sigma Black Belt in process improvement. She completed her executive coaching certification at Co-Active Training Institute (CTI), and is ICF certified.
Professional highlights include serving DaVita Healthcare Partners as a Group CFO covering 13 states and 5,000 employees, generating $900M, and having direct operations responsibilities for a $75M Division with 400 employees. Edith was a Faculty Member at DaVita University, and received Nationwide Awards for Team (2013) and creating Fulfillment for others (2006) at this Fortune 500 company. Later Edith served UnitedHealthcare as Vice President for Benefit Operations / Risk Management, and while at this Fortune 50 firm she co-founded Cars2Charities – a company that was later purchased by Riteway Charities. Today Edith is best known as a CFO Coach, and an Executive Coach for Finance leaders. She typically works with private equity firms and middle-market companies with $50M - $200M revenue.
Personal accomplishments include “that after 33 years together, my husband still LIKES me! Loves, of course. Yet respect, admiration, fun and the desire to continue to spend lots of time together seems like the bigger achievement.” Edith enjoys leading a Life Group with 10-15 members who meet weekly to grow and to serve together, and serving on the Finance Committee for Journey of Faith, a community of 3,000.
Did you know? Edith decided to find her funny, enrolled in a Comedy Improv class, and performed in front of friends and family. (Once.) She now likes to bring an element of fun and playfulness to the serious business of executive coaching.
Carrie Williams, PCC
As a certified professional coach and best-selling Amazon author, Carrie Williams works with individuals and businesses to help them get farther, faster. As a keynote speaker, workshop facilitator, and one-on-one coach, Carrie works with teams and individuals to reach their goals in leadership, stress management, business growth, and team development. She has worked with top-ranked law firms, entertainment companies, and “Big Four” financial firms.
Through her workshops, speeches, and coaching, Carrie provides practical tips and inspiration to thousands of lawyers, entrepreneurs, and creative professionals every year. Her Amazon best-selling book Eyes on the Prize: A Kick-Ass Guide to Setting & Achieving G.R.E.A.T. Goals is a tool that enables anyone to tackle their goals at their own pace.
Carrie is the founder of Los Angeles-based RainShadow Coaching. She is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coach Federation (ICF) – the governing body and gold standard for the coaching field. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA, the Television Academy. She holds a graduate certification in evidence-based coaching from Fielding Graduate University.
JEN WILSON, ACC, CPCC,
Leadership & Team Coach/Non-Profit Consultant
Jen is a coach, trainer, and non-profit consultant who works with leaders, teams, and organizations to get results. With nearly 20 years of experience developing and leading ethnically and generationally diverse teams, Jen combines her deep experience leading and forming teams and driving results with her training as a certified coach. Her practice focuses on engaging emerging leaders and teams where they are and together with them, crafting a vision of where they will find fulfillment and transformational growth. Her passion for coaching teams, leadership development, and diversity have fueled her career.
Jen comes from an 18-year career in international education, higher education collaboration, and non-profit management. Over this time, she has built and led multiple teams in a global organization and has created breakthroughs with leaders and cross-cultural teams by helping them take stock of today, co-create a vision of tomorrow, and commit to sustained impact over time.
Jen has received her certification as a Professional Co-Active Coach (CPCC) through The Coaches Training Institute (CTI) and certified in the Team Diagnostic Survey (TSD). She also holds a Master’s degree in International Education Development from Columbia University, Teachers College, and a Bachelor of Science in Child and Family Development from Benedict College.
GAY CUNNINGHAM, RN, MSN, FACHE, ACC
Director of Teleclasses
Gay Cunningham, thought leader and change agent, is a passionate and celebrated nurse leader and coach who has helped to develop and influence leaders in every organization she’s led.
Gay has inspired organizations to strive for a culture of excellence through strong leadership development and engaged employees. Her success comes from her ability to step outside her comfort zone and tackle tough issues with the heart.
Her passion is a focus on current and aspiring leaders to optimize their performance and success, with a special emphasis on women. Her clients have included leaders at the supervisor, manager, and director level. They have identified improvements in having difficult conversations, change management, work-life balance, setting and achievement of goals, and career transitions. Gay can use thought provoking questions that challenge her clients to look at their options in a different way.
Gay spent 45 years in healthcare with the last 30 years as a nurse executive and consultant. She worked for both not for profit and for profit organizations; small, medium and large hospitals. She has implemented major initiatives over the course of her career including EMR conversions, major patient tower moves and patient flow. Through the practice of shared governance and continuous improvement, Gay has guided organizations to improve and sustain outstanding patient satisfaction scores and quality metrics through the implementation of best practices.
Gay is past President of Missouri Organization of Nurse Leaders, Utah Organization of Nurse Leaders, past Chair and board member of the St George Chamber of Commerce, board member of Leadership Dixie, inaugural board member of Women’s Influence Center of St George, and is President of the St George branch of AAUW. She is a member of American Organization of Nurse Executives and a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives.
Gay, is a certified coach (ACC), a member of the International Coach Federation and a member of the Los Angeles Chapter of the International Coach Federation.
IRIS GELT WARNER
Director of Communications
Iris Gelt Warner is an executive coach and communications strategist with an extensive track record of achieving powerful results. Her clients range from C- suite executives and their teams to individual business leaders.
Drawing on her long and diverse career as a senior corporate executive and consultant, Iris brings a wealth of direct, first-hand experience to helping organizations, teams, and individuals reach new levels of professional development and achievement.
An expert in strategic communications, Iris helps businesses and individuals optimize the measurable impact of strong communications skills to effectively influence audiences and deliver results in all types of meaningful interactions – including pitches, presentations, conferences, negotiations, interviews, media opportunities, and other leadership activities.
Her dynamic, customized communications trainings go beyond typical preparation methodologies by focusing on strategic message-building targeted to specific business objectives. With this strong foundation, Iris conducts focused practice sessions using real-time video playback and critique to develop basic presentation competencies, help increase confidence and ensure that delivery is both authoritative and powerful.
As a business executive, consultant and coach, Iris has worked with a wide variety of organizations, from global corporations to local start-ups. Her diverse experience includes many different business sectors, including retail, technology, entertainment, government, higher education and non-profit. Her career highlights include heading the Corporate Communications department of Universal Studios for 22 years; and creating and heading the Strategic Communications department at Art Center College of Design for seven years.
Iris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from the University of New York at Albany; a Certificat d’Etudes in French Literature from the University of Nice, France; and a Certificate in Corporate Community Relations from Boston College. Hailing from New York and now living in Los Angeles, Iris brings a unique bi-coastal perspective to her coaching practice. Her fluency in French and Spanish is an added asset when working with global corporations both here and abroad.
Iris earned her certification in Individual and Organizational Coaching in 2002 from the ICF-accredited Hudson Institute of Coaching in Santa Barbara, one of the profession’s premier coaching organizations. She participates annually in Hudson’s community service initiative and is a certified practitioner of the Learning in Action Emotional Intelligence Profile, one of the foremost measurement tools of leadership skills and practices.
Matt Mills, MA, PCC, CPC, ELI-MP
Director of Membership
Matt Mills, MA, PCC, CPC, ELI-MP is an experienced coach, speaker and writer who helps burned-out professionals navigate through the crossroads of their career so they can take bold steps to achieve fulfillment and success in their work and beyond.
Matt has years of experience working with individuals at various stages of their careers, bringing practical expertise in guiding professionals to a thriving career path that is meaningful and more authentic to their best selves.
Prior to becoming a professional coach, Matt has worked in the entertainment industry as a film development executive, and in higher education as a career counselor guiding aspiring creatives in their career paths.
Matt’s background, training and experience as a professional coach has helped hundreds of individuals take leadership to discover more fulfillment, freedom and purpose in their work, and reach the next level of personal and professional success - on their terms.
Matt holds a Master of Arts degree in Guidance and Counseling from Loyola Marymount University, is an iPEC trained Certified Professional Coach (CPC), and is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) through the International Coaching Federation (ICF).
When not busy with his professional pursuits, Matt enjoys the Southern California lifestyle with days at the beach, staying active and training for his next marathon, and exploring the diverse culture of Los Angeles with his wife Alyson.
Lori Tabb, MBA, CPCC, ACC
Director of Membership
As a former C-level executive, Lori Tabb brings a deep understanding of corporate dynamics and executive leadership skills to coaching. Having worked inside high-performing organizations with a diverse range of cultures, industries, and leadership styles, she is familiar with the challenges and opportunities different environments present.
Prior to becoming a full-time coach, Lori spent more than 20 years in marketing and advertising in senior-level roles with industry leaders and Fortune 500 clients. From Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and J. Walter Thompson to Mattel and Hasbro, Southwest Airlines, General Motors, Coca-Cola, and Cirque du Soleil, she worked with some of the most recognized corporations and entertainment companies worldwide to successfully influence their brands and their people.
Today, Lori’s coaching client roster includes executives operating in all disciplines from the C-Suite and Founders to Senior and Mid-Level Executives in HR, Finance, Marketing & Advertising, Operations, Commercial Building, Film & Television Entertainment, Medical, Legal and non-profit leadership. Regardless of who she is coaching, she leverages the belief that we are all resourceful and creative and engages clients in a thought-provoking process that inspires them to maximize their personal and professional potential.